Group B Strep International
Promoting awareness and prevention of GBS disease in babies before birth through early infancy
This month we want to bring attention to the mission of International Women's Day 2022 being observed on March 8th. The mission of this global observance is to assist women to be in a position of power to make informed decisions about their health.

All too often we hear from women who were not given sufficient or accurate information to help protect their babies from group B strep disease. We need your help to change that!
March 2022
International Women's Day on March 8th

This year's theme is #BreakTheBias!

Gender and power matter in global health. Women comprise nearly half of the global population and have a significant influence on the well-being of their families, communities, and economy. Yet there's worldwide disparity in women’s health care and, despite best intentions, widespread gender bias still persists towards both healthcare professionals and their patients.

Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.

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The International Conference on Group B Strep (ICGBS) 2022

We value your participation as we plan our online International Conference on Group B Strep (ICGBS) 2022, this year as a community week! Join us online July 11-15, 2022.

ICGBS 2022 Community Week is a time dedicated to sharing GBS information among parents, perinatal healthcare professionals, laboratorians, researchers, and other advocates committed to preventing GBS disease in babies. Our goal is to bring people from all aspects of the GBS community together.

We are honored that Dr. Ajoke Sobanjo-ter Meulen, leader of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Group B streptococcus Vaccine Development Program, will be our Keynote Presenter!

From sponsorships and presentations to sharing your GBS story or advocacy work, we look forward to your participation. Visit our website for ways you can participate and to register – it’s free!

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ICGBS 2022: Call for Abstracts 

We invite healthcare professionals, researchers, and laboratorians to share their research or professional expertise for ICGBS 2022 Community Week! Open now through May 1st.

Key themes: 
  • Global Impact
  • Perinatal Healthcare
  • GBS Research
  • Families and Support
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The WAVES Study

We are working to identify gaps in care and communication surrounding GBS disease. To do this we need your help! We are asking both mothers who have had a baby infected with GBS and those who have not to share their experiences in this survey if they have conceived on or after January 1, 2003.

Please share the link with your contacts and social media. Together we can wave goodbye to GBS disease! 

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Looking for ways to get involved and spread awareness in your community? Consider fundraising for GBSI!  Whether it's an online fundraiser or event, every effort helps!

Ask people to donate directly online
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Help Support Our Efforts

​While we understand that many are struggling, if you are able, we humbly ask that you make a donation to help us further our mission of spreading GBS awareness and prevention worldwide.

Group B Strep International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


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